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Behind the Lines with DR: Die Hard Doug Meets Don Simpson

Before Jerry Bruckheimer became the stand-alone superstar brand he is today, he was partnered in another superstar brand known as Simpson-Bruckheimer Films. The late Don Simpson and Jerry go way back. The former roommates came up through the trenches together and eventually produced a crazy string of culture-changing hits—from Flashdance to...

Behind the Lines with DR: Own Your Words

It’s out there. From my screenplays and novels to my hundred and forty character Twitter sorties to this very blog. Whatever I say. Whatever I write, it’s mine. My name is on it. I own the content whether I regret having written it or not. I’ve tried to teach this to...

Behind the Lines with DR: Good Guys and Bad Boys

I needed an ice pack. Without a warm up, I’d just tossed what felt like a hundred fastballs to a Little League team I’d been coaching. I was doing a traffic-crawl to my home office, my right shoulder was in spasm, and Lucas Foster, who at the time was running development...